Aug 13, 2020

ZX Spectrum Next Issue 2 blasts through Kickstarter goal

The ZX Spectrum Next Issue 2 has raised nearly £900,000 - far beyond its £250,000 goal - with 28 days of fundraising left to go. The Issue 2 is an updated version of an earlier ZX Spectrum Next, which was funded via Kickstarter in 2017. The ZX Spectrum Next Issue 2 is to include upgraded hardware such as a faster processor, twice as much memory and a high resolution mode - though its computing power is closer to the retro console than modern high-end computers. A community of developers has embraced the ZX Spectrum Next models, meaning new games for the classic computer continue to be made, says retro games enthusiast David Douglas, who runs the RoseTintedSpectrum YouTube channel. He adds that he was inspired to shell out £325 towards the project to secure a slightly more advanced version of the ZX Spectrum Issue 2 himself because he was aware of the success of the previous Kickstarter.

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